Week of December 9: What’s NOT biting? Fish on!
Fishing continues to be fantastic, and the question isn’t what’s biting…it’s what’s NOT biting! West of the catwalks, the Flounder bite has been hot and we see lots of anglers out there bottom fishing. Sarah from Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle told us they are catching 2-5 pounders from the South shoreline, and recommended your best bet in reeling these in is live shrimp, finger mullet or jigging off the bottom. We are seeing Snook and Redfish on the tide change again and live shrimp, finger mullet, top water lures or bucktail are working well. Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Black Drum and Pompano are all around to be had…all the beach fish are here! Use shrimp, clams and sandfleas for bait. The Spanish Mackerel are hitting the Gotcha lures and spoons.
Down at the inlet this weekend and the weather couldn’t possibly have been any better. The forecast looks good for today and tomorrow with more chance of rain as the week progresses. Next weekend should be great too for a trip to the inlet. The NOAA forecast is calling for Southeast winds turning Easterly mid-week, up to 15 knots through mid-week and seas between 3-5 feet for most of the week. Expect 6-8 foot seas Thursday night into Friday. For the latest weather, check out the District’s webcam.
A shout out to our featured angler of the week Lori Lowell who caught 3 keeper Snook from a boat near the North Jetty with Captain Phil of On Point Charters. “So much fun!” says Lori.
If you want to be featured in the weekly fishing report as our angler of the week, send us the details of your fishing trip to the inlet and photos. You can use the Contact Form on this site to submit and send us both horizontal and vertical photos with the angler centered with his or her catch. We try to use every photo sent in!
The fishing report will be on a one week hiatus, returning on Monday, December 23. Have a great week!